Do You Love Mid-Century Modern? A 2-Bedroom at 1300 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast

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This 2-bedroom at 1300 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast just came on the market.

It has dead on Lake Michigan views from the 21st floor.

Bought from a long-time owner in 2014, it has had a “contemporary renovation” with finishes fitting the period of the building, which was constructed in 1963.

There’s a chef’s kitchen with walnut cabinets, Bosch appliances, a double convection oven and a built in banquette which overlooks the lake.

The master bathroom has a aroma/chromatherapy rain shower and heated floors.

It has all new electric, plumbing and ventilation.

There is now an in-unit washer/dryer.

The unit also has unique Terrazzo floors and remote control window shades.

There’s valet rental parking for $239 a month in the building along with guest parking.

It’s a full amenity building with a 24-hour doorman, pool and exercise room.

Buyers love “new.”

Will this sell quickly?

Leslie Glazier at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #21B: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1500 square feet

  • Sold before 1986
  • Sold in April 2014 for $530,000 (no pictures on the listing which said to “bring your designer”)
  • Currently listed for $799,000
  • Assessments of $1139 a month (includes heat, a/c, doorman, pool)
  • Taxes of $9456
  • Valet parking is $239 a month
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 20×12
  • Bedroom #2: 15×12

 

33 Responses to “Do You Love Mid-Century Modern? A 2-Bedroom at 1300 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast”

  1. Well done.

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  2. Finally modern kitchens have crossed the Atlantic! yay!

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  3. Don’t like the speckled tile floor, or that kitchen backsplash (seriously that trend is horrible) but the rest looks nice

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  4. I dislike the speckled floor too, but everything else looks nice. I like the banquette.

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  5. Buyers love new but they won’t love those assessments. I love the decor and renovation though, reminds me of the office in Mad Men. I wonder if you have to tip on top of that $239/month valet parking fee.

    You’re looking at a $2166 a month for the “privilege” of owning+parking here before mortgage payments. Renting would be a much better option given the opportunity cost of such a cash drain. The renovation will most likely be the saving grace that will sucker someone into buying it though in this inflated market.

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  6. Kitchen and bath are nice but not spectacular (no pic of 2nd bath?)and the view is killer, but without the fancy mid-mod furniture, it’s pretty bland.

    Worth the price for the location and view?

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  7. I paid $50k less for my unit which has 100 more square feet, lower assessments, a deeded parking spot, and oh yeah a 3,000 square foot private terrace.

    NOPE.

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  8. Elliot: Would do you suppose the rent on this unit would be?

    a: Wow, that’s amazing. What are your cross streets? I’m trying, but failing, to think of a building within a couple blocks of the inner drive between, say, Division and North, where units with 3000 sq ft private terraces cost less than this unit.

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  9. I actually love the floor, but terrazzo isn’t for everyone. Don’t love the kitchen. Listing suggests it’s solid wood, but it sure looks like an engineered veneer.

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  10. I like the floor and the backsplash. I’m still not onboard with the verticle tile in the bathroom.

    I also have a hard time with the assessments and valet parking – Even though the place looks great, bundled together everything seems over priced.

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  11. “or that kitchen backsplash (seriously that trend is horrible)”

    What trend? Stacked tile vs brick patten?

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  12. No value here. Best hope is someone gets suckered by the new eurotrash kitchen I guess.

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  13. You either “get” living on the lake, or you don’t. Personlly, I live on the lake and think it’s like living in an art museum with changing exhibits daily. However, one of my neighbors recently moved away and said “he is so done with the lake”. And these assessments and parking are no “deal”, but certainly on par.

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  14. Madeline and Sid V got this one right. It’s just a white wall box with some cosmetic kitchen/bath improvements. Is there a vent for the range? I bet not a “hood” type one. There is ZERO privacy in the bedrooms, you’ll always need to have the blinds shut.

    It’s the same design (the modernist box) as they used for the Cabrini Green high-rises.

    Plus at 1300 block there is NOTHING to walk to. Even the CVS at State and Division is a pain of a walk for simple needs.

    Assessments too high.

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  15. The assessments are normal for any full amenity building of this era. They take care of the building and it costs money, not unusual for a 2/2 in the Gold Coast at all.

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  16. “Plus at 1300 block there is NOTHING to walk to. Even the CVS at State and Division is a pain of a walk for simple needs.”

    Crazy talk. The CVS is three blocks away through gorgeous tree lined streets. And if you can’t handle that, how about the Bock right next door, a grocery store, deli, drugstore, post office all in one inside the 1350 N.LSD building.

    And, if this condo was right next to a CVS, you would be complaining about the CVS riff raff that you would have to deal with. Crib chatter=crib complainer.

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  17. “What trend? Stacked tile vs brick patten?”

    Tile backsplashes at all, especially mosaic… this one looks better than others but it just looks effing stupid with this modern kitchen to have these sort of subway tiles there, modern is about clean lines not this busy shit. if anything, put something that matches the countertops or cabinets in some way. Slab of quarts, white wall, matching cabinet wood, fuck put a sheet of stainless steel there or something besides some random ass colored tile

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  18. I think this backsplash matches the design. Also they are practically very useful if one actually cooks and washes dishes. The wall would get stained. A washable surface is very useful.
    In general I agree that busy backsplashes are very ugly.

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  19. “The CVS is three blocks away”

    You don’t even believe yourself, so you have to fudge to make your BS point. It’s six blocks and some of the blocks in that neighborhood are larger than normal. So, you’re six full blocks from a CVS and Division St. bars (whoop-de-doo) and across from a mini-grocery store. Great location! That’s really city living for you, you have to get in your care to do anything just like in the suburbs.

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  20. typo: car

    PS The walk from 1300 to N. Michigan Ave., while nice for a tourist, offers nothing normal for the person who lives at 1300 block (i.e. shopping, dining, bars, groceries, sundries, etc.). The wind is ferocious along there too. This location is a golden prison.

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  21. Sonies, what would you recommend as a back splash for someone with black granite counter tops? I don’t currently have a back splash beyond the little 6 inch extra piece of granite the developer installed. I hate tiled back splashes. I have a small kitchen, so I could go with something high end relatively cheaply.

    For that matter, I wouldn’t mind switching out the black granite for something else.

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  22. What kind of cabinets are you rockin

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  23. Boring light oak cabinets. I don’t have the money to change those at this point, but could do the new granite and back splash.

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  24. I wouldn’t waste money for partial makeovers. It would be better to save and then change the whole kitchen to make sure stuff matches.
    Also the upgrade should go with the whole vibe/style of your place.

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  25. some ideas for kitchens that could be done economically:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/kitchen/tools/conk/roomset/

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  26. There’s a lot of options, you could do an acrylic backsplash of any color/pattern, and run some under cabinet mounted LED’s for a nice effect. To modernize your cabinets you could also change the hardware on them

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  27. I’m OK with the cabinets and have no great desire to change them. I want a back splash for practical reasons. I sometimes end up splashing water on my wall and it would be better to have a back splash. That being said, I want it to look OK and I hate tile. I also hate fake looking things – eg synthetic material trying to look like natural stone.

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  28. just get a plain old white one or whatever matches your paint color you’ll barely notice it and acrylic is super easy to clean http://homedisgin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/kitchen-modern-kitchen-stove-design-kitchen-decorations-modern-white-acrylic-for-white-backsplash-feat-white-wooden-cabinets-for-kitchen-furnishing-decors-feat-black-stove-top-on-black-concrete-counte.jpg

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  29. Thanks sonies. The sample looks nicer than I would have expected from acrylic.

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  30. “The CVS is three blocks away”

    Why would you need to EVER walk to the CVS – no matter where you live? Amazon will deliver to several zip codes (more to come) in an hour or less. All of those items at the CVS are likely available. Same with food. Local supermarkets will even deliver now.

    If you’re living in a major urban center, nearly everything is available to order from your phone. The world is your oyster now.

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  31. HH says “..you’re six full blocks from a CVS and Division St.bars…”

    Some CCr’s never let fact interfere with their belief system, even when calculating distance. CVS is NEC Division & State. From 1300 N to 1200 N is a block – although suburbanites may see the 1/2 blocks from Goethe to Scott to Div’n as ‘larger than normal’ since we’re discussing walking.

    And walking from Inner Drive requires passing thru tawdry streetscapes (to those raised with impeccable taste surrounded by the stunning mid-century modern architecture of Burbank or was it Bridgeview) of Astor or Bank Streets or the absolute urban horror of N. State Pkwy. It’s a 3 beautiful block walk to CVS, not 6 unless the only GC CVS you can recall is ‘over by dere’ on Clark Street because all you know about GC comes from drinking in the 80’s @ Snuggery, Butch’s, Mothers & BBC. Iirc BBC is where, after “Looking for Mr Goodbar” was filmed there, their bouncers carded & refused entry to Artis Gilmore, the well known 7′ Bulls center because ‘he was likely not yet 21 years old’ – HH’s kind of place.

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  32. “Why would you need to EVER walk to the CVS – no matter where you live? Amazon will deliver to several zip codes (more to come) in an hour or less. All of those items at the CVS are likely available. Same with food. Local supermarkets will even deliver now.”

    Even more reason that living in this white box is prison like, albeit it with golden bars. Same view as Alcatraz, but with less scenery actually. Pitch black at night. There’s still nothing to walk to. A CVS, or 900 N Michigan a high-end shopping mall or the Polish consulate, lol. Have to get in your car, to do anything or go anywhere normal.

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  33. Like the place very true to the mcm design. Terrazzo flooring is insanely durable if done correctly. Lots and lots of high traffic uses such as airports and stores.

    The kitchen is not really euro trash but rather a takeoff on good simple mcm flat panel clean lined design. We live in an mcm and did some mechanical renovations as well as upgrades to baths prior to moving into the space.

    Saved the kitchen for later and glad we did. Living in it and using the space has helped us understand it better. And I fear that we would have been drawn away from simple mcm looks such as this fine creation.

    They will find a buyer close to ask. Likely someone who recalls the 60’s and 70’s with a great smile.

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